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Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant

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9675 Scranton Road, San Diego, CA 92121
+1 858-587-2739
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came here for dinner and drinks and it was pretty good. Great selection of beers and the food was delicious. We were seated pretty quickly and our server was very nice. Fast service too. 4 out of 5 because they didn't have a lot of options for someone like me with a lot of food allergies, however they were... More 

Thank Angela J
Spokane, Washington
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a business lunch. Very cool setting and outdoor seating was nice. Menu had lots of good selections and both of our meals were good. Service was prompt and I had no complaints. Would come back again.

Thank Bermanfiver
Aiken, United States
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Double awesome! Awesome food and awesome atmosphere. Piggy bank mac and cheese and the drunken cioppino was very good. Service was great and the wait was short. I recommend to all.

Thank Mark M
La Jolla, California
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172 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They always seem to do something special with this entree. Loved the heat with their mashed potatoes . Won't disappoint. May be a wait, so make res for sure. Comfy seating in or out on patio. They offer complementary beer shots for those interested, and hot sour dough rolls. I can't say enough good things about this place. Good prices... More 

Thank jhaley_13
San Diego, California
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Karl Strauss (Scanton Road) AKA "Building K" affectionately by Qualcommers The naming reason for Building K is, Qualcomm has 50+ buildings around Sorrento Valley and they are named with alphabets like Q, A, B, W etc, this is regular happy hour place for Qualcommers and hence this is also considered as one of the building of Qualcomm and we affectionately... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee, United States
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at a hotel around the corner and this place was recommended to us by several people. We were seated quickly, received good advice from the waiter about our selections for both drinks and food items. Waiter was attentive but unobtrusive. Food was well presented. We had the popper and recommended beer pairing for an appetizer. My husband... More 

Thank Vicki G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

A bit disappointing coming here as a tourist and not bringing an ID in physical form. And the GM does not want to approve being served beer. Really disappointing experience.

Thank Lars O
Yucca Valley, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Went to have dinner here, ordered a beer and the "Ahi grade tuna" with avacado ($1.75)to start. The beer was very good, the tuna was not. There were chewy parts and sinew. This is not what you get with Ahi Grade and there was about 1/8 of an avacado. Decided not to order dinner. Service was good, but they didn't... More 

Thank Greg N
Azusa, California
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Excellent across the board. Stopped in for a quickie (beer) and stayed for some awesome appetizers (steak chunks and Brussels sprouts) and adult beverages. Manager had this place tackling the holiday crowds like any normal day. Looking forward to a return trip back.

Thank martinaY3158FR
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

We were seated (a group of 9) fairly quick on a Saturday evening. It was chilly and the heater by our table was out, they kept shaking the plug and lighting the heater. It only stayed lit for about 5 minutes. They had great food and drinks. Our server was super nice too!

Thank Cassie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9675 Scranton Road, San Diego, CA 92121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-587-2739

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?